Tag: 2017

9 Posts

Stop-Start Feature Is New and Aggravating -- but Worthwhile
Sep 12, 2017

Stop-Start Feature Is New and Aggravating -- but Worthwhile

Dear Car Talk

Bill wants to stop the stop-start feature on his 2017 Cherokee before it wears out the starter and his patience. Is there an upside to this feature?

starters Jeep Cherokee 2017

Chevrolet Cruze diesel
Aug 29, 2017

General Motors Doubles Down on Diesels

Jim Motavalli

Despite VW poisoning the waters, GM is fielding diesel Equinox and Cruze models, and citing their manifold benefits. But will buyers bite?

diesel Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Equinox 2017

Buick Regal with deforming hood for pedestrian safety
Aug 14, 2017

Pedestrians: If You're Going to be Hit by an American Car, Make Sure it's a Buick Regal

Jim Motavalli

The U.S. has lagged behind Europe and Japan on pedestrian safety, but now things are looking up. Buick is introducing a safer hood on the 2018 Regal.

safety features Buick Regal 2017

When It Comes to Tire Pressure, Too High Is Better Than Too Low
Jul 20, 2017

When It Comes to Tire Pressure, Too High Is Better Than Too Low

Dear Car Talk

Temperature changes are causing tire pressure warnings in Gary's Tacoma. How should he adjust it, keeping safety in mind?

tires air pressure Toyota Tacoma 2017

Jun 21, 2017

Bucket-List Benz: From Whistler to Vancouver in the E-Class Coupe

Jim Motavalli

The two-door midsize Mercedes showcases high tech, safety and luxury appointments.

reviews coupes Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017

May 02, 2017

If It Can Make It Here: The New Volkswagen e-Golf in Manhattan

Jim Motavalli

VW updated its electric e-Golf with more power and range. Since EVs are supposed to be city cars, I took it into the maelstrom that is Times Square.

electric vehicles reviews Volkswagen e-Golf 2017

Toyota Prius Prime
Jan 20, 2017

Whatta Deal! Toyota's Prius Prime Is a Green Bargain

Jim Motavalli

Toyota's new plug-in hybrid comes loaded and with rebates it's actually cheaper than less capable, more bare-bones Priuses. Is that the right plural for Prius? Priuses?

reviews Land Rover Range Rover Toyota Prius 2017

2017 Volvo V90 XC
Sep 16, 2016

Rocky Mountain High: Volvo's New Cross Country

Jim Motavalli

Volvo's new wagon slots in between the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV. All are built on the same platform, and share four-cylinder engine tech.

Volvo V90 Cross Country Volvo XC60 2017

2017 Mini Cooper Clubman is a small wagon
Mar 31, 2016

The New Mini Clubman: Bigger Than Ever

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

The redesigned Mini Clubman. For better or worse, the small wagon is bigger than ever. Read the full review here. 

reviews wagons MINI Cooper Clubman 2017